professional problem-solver who loves cats, fanny packs, lifting heavy things, fun, and you.


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Matt Kelly has spent a decade in digital communications, working with top brands to improve their reputation and advance business objectives. He’s a director of digital strategy at global PR firm Burson-Marsteller in Chicago.

He wrote his thesis, “Fortune 500 Foray: How the Nation’s Largest Insurer Leverages Social Media,” while starting State Farm’s first social media team. He has since been a presenter at the International Public Relations Research Conference, and events from IABC, WOMMA and PRSA. He has also served as faculty for the Arthur W. Page Society.

His professional passions are bridging the gap between social and traditional media, serving as a sustainability subject matter expert, driving blue-chip sports social media events, delivering on-brand, creative ideas, building influencer relationships, formulating paid social media, and providing innovative counsel for business-to-business.

In his personal time, he’s a graduate of the improvisation and writing programs at Second City in Chicago, amateur hip-hop artist, and cat dad to Biggie, Busta and Marshall.